Best MLB Odds & Betting Picks for Saturday 6th

Joe Catalano

Saturday, September 6, 2014 2:45 PM GMT

As everyone is getting ready for NCAA Football and NFL week 1, the MLB is somewhat flying under the radar. Mind you, these are some huge September games. Let’s place our bets and capitalize on some appealing betting lines.

Capper Catalano’s Record
190-167 -23.41 Units

New York Mets (67-74) at Cincinnati Reds (66-75)
Payback is a B!+
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The New York Mets are coming off of a really satisfying 14-5 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Friday night. It’s likely that neither of these will make the playoffs with just 22 games to go in the regular season as the Mets are 7 games behind the Milwaukee Brewers for the 2nd wild card spot and the Reds are 8 games behind. Nonetheless, you play the games until you’re mathematically eliminated and in 2007 the Philadelphia Phillies came back from a similar deficit with less games remaining in the season. Needless to say that this is a must win situation for both teams.

 

The Cueto Advantage
Good pitching wins baseball games and aside from possessing home field advantage, the Reds start ace Johnny Cueto (16-8, 2.26) against Dillon Gee and Cueto has been simply spectacular, accounting for ¼ of the Reds’ wins this season.

Cueto is a very stingy pitcher, allowing the opposition to just a .195 batting average. Cueto is also a pitcher that will relieve pressure on the bullpen as he can provide around 110 pitches per outing. He’s also won 6 out of his last 8 decisions and is coming off of a solid 3-2 victory over Pittsburgh in which he allowed just 2 runs in 8 innings pitched. Cueto will be facing a New York Mets team with a ton of confidence.

 

A September To Remember
Nobody can explain David Wright’s season. The captain has been stuck in a major slump all season long and he can’t blame it on CitiField, which must be considered when looking at the MLB odds. Howeveer, Wright has come out of nowhere in the month of September to finally start producing.

In yesterday’s blowout, Wright went 4 for 5 with with 2 runs and an RBI to up his batting average to .270 on the season. Yesterday was a major confidence builder for players that had been slumping. Curtis Granderson, Lucas Duda, and Travis d’Arnaud  all had huge games for New York. The problem today is that they’ll be facing Johnny Cueto and that’s a tall order for any team in the league.
Free MLB Pick:  Cincinnati -157 at 5Dimes

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Seattle Mariners (77-63) at Texas Rangers (53-88)
Packing It In

The Texas Rangers have packed it in a long time ago, waiting for the season to finish up. They’ve lost 7 games in a row and are simply an auto-fade. If you can get a decent opposing team at a decent price, by all means; go ahead!

The Rangers face a surging Seattle Mariners club which has won 4 straight games in their quest for the post season. It hasn’t been the best year of his career, but Robinson Cano has been a great addition to the Mariners this season.

On the season, Robbie has 12 HR, 75 RBI, and a .320 BA. A lot of the power has come in the 2nd half which would equate to the numbers that he put up as a member of the New York Yankees. The difference in this matchup is that Texas pitching is simply awful. In the two games in this series, the Rangers have allowed 17 runs to Seattle. Texas can’t win this way, especially with the lineup that they’ve been sending out.

In a Chris Young (12-7 ,3.46 ) vs. Nick Martinez pitching matchup, I’ll take Young any day of the week. Aside from being 3-10 with a 5.14 ERA, Martinez has allowed the opposition to hit .294 off of him. Look for a Seattle blowout as the Rangers losing streak continues.
Free MLB Pick:  Take Seattle -145 at 5Dimes as your MLB pick for 3 Units (Risky, but Texas is AWFUL)

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